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Emergency Responders honor the 9/11 fallen

Col. Patrick Launey, 374th Mission Support Group commander, addresses participants of the 10th annual Yokota Fire Emergency 9/11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2021.

Col. Patrick Launey, 374th Mission Support Group commander, addresses participants of the 10th annual Yokota Fire Emergency 9/11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2021. The 374th Civil Engineer Squadron fire and emergency services flight hosted the Tower Run in honor of the emergency responders who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brieana E. Bolfing)

Airman 1st Class Preston Taylor, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, rings a bell prior to the 10th annual Yokota Fire Emergency 9/11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2021.

Airman 1st Class Preston Taylor, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, rings a bell prior to the 10th annual Yokota Fire Emergency 9/11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2021. Ringing the bell is a tradition used to remember those who died during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brieana E. Bolfing)

A volunteer for the 10th annual Yokota Fire Emergency 9/11 Tower Run places a dog tag on a table for a participant at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2021.

A volunteer for the 10th annual Yokota Fire Emergency 9/11 Tower Run places a dog tag on a table for a participant at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2021. 19 teams consisting of 80 people participated in the event to honor the emergency responders who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brieana E. Bolfing)

Tetso Hayashi, Japan Air Self Defense Force firefighter, runs up a flight of stairs during the 10th annual Yokota Fire Emergency 9/11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2021.

Tetso Hayashi, Japan Air Self Defense Force firefighter, runs up a flight of stairs during the 10th annual Yokota Fire Emergency 9/11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2021. The relay style event had each member of the four-member teams ascending and descending to the 9th floor of a tower three times wearing a 30-pound self-contained breathing apparatus air pack collectively combing the 110 floors of the World Trade Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brieana E. Bolfing)

1st Lt. Rashawn Flowers, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron section commander, runs up a flight of stairs during the 10th annual Yokota Fire Emergency 9/11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2021.

1st Lt. Rashawn Flowers, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron section commander, runs up a flight of stairs during the 10th annual Yokota Fire Emergency 9/11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2021. The Tower Run represented the 110 floors of the Twin Towers that emergency responders ascended during the terrorist attacks in New York City, Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brieana E. Bolfing)

A participant drops a dog-tag into a firefighter’s helmet during the 10th annual Yokota Fire Emergency 9/11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2021.

A participant drops a dog-tag into a firefighter’s helmet during the 10th annual Yokota Fire Emergency 9/11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2021. The participants held a dog-tag with the name of an emergency responder who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks in New York City, Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brieana E. Bolfing)

A participant runs up a flight of stairs during the 10th annual Yokota Fire Emergency 9/11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2021.

A participant runs up a flight of stairs during the 10th annual Yokota Fire Emergency 9/11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2021. The Tower Run represented the 110 floors of the Twin Towers that emergency responders ascended during the terrorist attacks in New York City, Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brieana E. Bolfing)

Nobu Nishimura, Japan Air Self Defense Force firefighter, recovers after his part of the 10th annual Yokota Fire Emergency 9/11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2021.

Nobu Nishimura, Japan Air Self Defense Force firefighter, recovers after his part of the 10th annual Yokota Fire Emergency 9/11 Tower Run at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2021. The relay style event had each member of the four-member teams ascending and descending to the 9th floor of a tower three times wearing a 30-pound self-contained breathing apparatus air pack collectively combing the 110 floors of the World Trade Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brieana E. Bolfing)

Participants for the 10th annual Yokota Fire Emergency 9/11 Tower Run pose for a photo at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2021.

Participants for the 10th annual Yokota Fire Emergency 9/11 Tower Run pose for a photo at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2021. Members from Yokota and local firefighters joined together to pay tribute and remember the 412 emergency responders who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the terrorist attacks in New York City, Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brieana E. Bolfing)

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